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The wedding

They’re back to their roots
From foreign lands
————
To be married
With family
———-
The stage is set
The decorations ordered
The food exquisite
Gourmet
———
The emcee
The best in class
The make up artist
The gown chosen
 Not traditional
———
 Peach
It’s going to be 
———–
The bridesmaids dresses
All made to order
The pageboys
Their shirts with a bow
The pants
The shade
Of the bridegroom’s suit
————
The flower girls
Also in peach
———–
The traditional sado
A resplendent red
———–
Her stilettos 
His suit
Bespoke 
———–
A matching shirt
A dashing tie
———-
And there are 
Resplendent
————-
The rings made
Of solid gold
Their names engraved
On the inside
————
The relatives
They’ve arrived
———–
There taken
Care of
From morn to night
———
The hospitality
It’s expensive 
But it is
Their parent’s delight
———–
The day arrives
The bride in peach
The groom in black
It’s not traditional 
But no one minds
———–
They’re beautiful 
———–
Seventeen priests 
At their nuptials 
Witness to their
I do
———-
They always count
They do
The people
————
The soulful choir
The solemn
Ceremony
They’re man and wife
They’re one
That’s all that matters
————-
The evening delightful
Warmth everywhere 
Smiling faces
Hugs and kisses
————
The emcee
He entertains
He announces
———-
They make their entrance 
To resounding claps
And confetti
———
The flower girls
With their dainty baskets
The little pageboy
Bravely alone
———
Their  parents 
Dancing away
———-
And now 
A standing ovation
Hoots  and claps 
———–
They are joyful
It’s their day
————
Then it comes
The skies darken
Thunderstorms 
Lightening
Out of nowhere
The rain it pours
The deluge
The stampede
To that tiny
Covered place
————
Th emcee too
Vanishes inside
———–
They wait
For the storm
To abate
———–
It gets stronger
———–
It’s the peach
They say
———–
They broke tradition
A bad omen
They’re cursed
————
The murmurings
Reach  their ears
Her eyes glisten
With unshed tears
In the ruins
Of her wedding day
———–
The sound
Crackles
Wired again
Bursts to life
Above the thunder
———-
He plays
Love is all around me
By Wet Wet Wet
Their wedding song
———–
He gives her a look
She says yes
With her eyes
Without a word
They run
To the center
———-
The decorations
All wet
They’re still there
The lights flickering
———-
With unspoken joy
They dance 
Together
To the tune
Their arms linked 
Their eyes 
On each other
It does not matter
That it’s cold
They’re not alone
————-
Her peach gown
Now brown with muck
————
The sound of music
Resounding 
In their ears
The thunder 
Unheard
———–
They gather around
With silent  smiles
Their friends 
They clap 
They hoot
They hug
———
When the dance
Is over
The music it 
Blares again
———
Time of our lives
By Tyrone Wells
Tears well
In their eyes
And then
They all are
Dancing
———
They parents too
The couples
With their partners
Lost in their world
Oblivious
————
The music changes
So also
The pace
It’s fun
It’s the wedding fare
———–
They have their day
It’s compete
It’s unique
A memory to treasure 
———
The bad omen?
It’s washed away
From people’s
Fertile
Imagination 

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By Jyothsna DSouza

I’m at home
With my children
With plenty of time
To read, teach, and muse

I believe if you have
The capacity
To do good
And others
They confirm
It is good
If it’s important
For many,
Not one
One must persist
To the end,
Till all one’s
Resources
Are exhausted

Man lives on hope

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